Blues America Radio
About This Show
Promoting the "keep the blues alive" movement by documenting the stories that continue to influence this powerful genre while venerating the Blues; an African-American folklore which evolved into American's original art form and shaped today’s modern popular music. Blues America has a large national audience and is independently produced by award winning host Drew Verbis at the Chico Chism Memorial Studio in Phoenix.
Most Recent Episode
Blues America 118 -Christmas Show
5 days ago
A BBQ smothered Christmas special featuring Oklahoma’s blues elder and reigning queen of the blues, Dorothy Ellis, better known under her moniker, Miss Blues. We also hear season’s greetings by Tommy Castro, Rockin’ Johnny and more. On the second half of the program, enjoy an offbeat, laugh-out loud, off the wall Christmas story about the mysterious B.B. Kringle who saves the small town of Bluesville from the miserly grips of Eli’s Pawn proprietor, old Ebenezer Slim. This family fun tale was written by the creative children from a local shelter group exclusively for Blues America. It’s narrated by actor and multi-instrumentalist Monty Banks. Throw on your bad Christmas sweater, untangle those lights and spike the eggnog as we gather around the stovepipe for Santa’s favorite show, the Blues America juke joint jingle jam.